Type: R-6 ground cabin
Status: Staffed in emergencies; available to rent from August through October
Elevation: 4,112 feet
Visited: June 26, 2015
When were planning our long weekend in the area my first choice for a lookout rental was Acker Rock. But due to nesting falcons the lookout isn’t available to rent until August. So we stayed at Pickett Butte instead and settled for a quick visit to Acker Rock.
You used to be able to drive Road 950 to the trailhead, but now the road is gated, adding an unexpected mile-long road hike to our trek.
Acker Rock straight ahead. The lookout is on the other side, not visible from here.
After a mile of hot road hiking we reached the trailhead and were happy to be cool shady trail.
Just before the lookout is a potty with a mighty fine view:
Arriving at the lookout, which is perched on a rock and hangs out over thin air.
The views are pretty great. This is looking east. Pickett Butte is one of those humps, I think.
Greg admiring the view:
While we were at the lookout two people arrived. One of them was Lori Depew, a lookout who was training a new guy at Acker Rock. We chatted with them for a little bit before heading back down.
I still want to rent this one sometime. What a beautiful setting!